Merry Christmas, again. 🙂

Also again: enjoy, and be joyous. :slightly_smiling_face:

You are the New Day (Born on a New Day)

You are the new day,
You are the new day.

Meekness, love, humility
Come down to us this day:
Christ, your birth has proved to me
You are the new day.

Quiet in a stall you lie,
Angels watching in the sky
Whisper to you from on high
“You are the new day”.

When our life is darkest night,
Hope has burned away;
Love, your ray of guiding light,
Show us the new day.

Love of all things great and small
Leaving none, embracing all,
Fold around me where I fall,
Bring in the new day.

This new day will be
A turning point for everyone.
If we let the Christ-child in, and
Reach for the new day.

Christ the Way, the Truth, the Life;
Healing sadness, ending strife;
You we welcome, Lord of life,
Born on a new day.

You are the new day.

Songwriters: John David, Philip Lawson, Peter Knight

John David, a Cardiff-born songwriter, record producer and instrumentalist, originally wrote this abidingly fresh and affecting piece as a secular song—called New day—on the theme of the environment, and it was popularized by the King’s Singers in the 1980s. One of the present members of the group, Philip Lawson, followed the centuries-old contrafactum tradition in writing an alternative sacred text, creating a captivating new seasonal song. Peter Knight’s arrangement for the King’s Singers is nothing less than a classic.


Merry Christmas.


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